How Does War Affect Human Capital and Political Change? A Conversation with Professor Steven Wilkinson

Convening Yale

December 7, 2017, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. EST

Please join us on Thursday, December 7 from 11:45 am-12:45 pm for "How Does War Affect Human Capital and Political Change? A Convening Yale Lecture with Professor Steven Wilkinson." The Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale, Professor Wilkinson's  research focuses on violence and conflict, especially in South Asia.

This event is open to the Yale community.
 

Convening Yale presents talks by faculty and leaders from throughout Yale University, who share their research and expertise and help students broaden their understanding of an increasingly complex world. The Convening Yale series is made possible through the generous support of the Robert J. Silver ’50 Fund for Innovation in Management Education.

Steven I. Wilkinson is Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University, where he is also chair of the Political Science Department. His research focuses on violence and conflict, especially in South Asia. His book, Votes and Violence: electoral competition and ethnic riots in India (Cambridge, 2004), examines the political roots of communal conflict in South Asia. His edited book with Herbert Kitschelt, Patterns of Political Accountability and Competition (Cambridge, 2007) is  a leading text in the study of political corruption and clientelism. In 2015 he published Army and Nation, which explores the reasons why India has remained a democracy when many other post-colonial states have endured military rule. He is currently working with co-author Saumitra Jha (Stanford GSB) on a book on War and Political Change, the first part of which, on the role of veterans in ethnic cleansing during the partition of India, was published in 2012 in the American Political Science Review. The next part of this project looks at the role of veterans in the French Revolution. In addition to looking at patterns of violence, he is also interested in civil military relations. He holds a M.A. (Hons,) in History from the University of Edinburgh, an M.A. in History by Duke University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from M.I.T.

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